We find lovely things in the strangest places. We were at the dump taking more prunings, this time from the overgrown Jasmine, when I spotted pine cones at the top of the tree against a beautiful blue sky.
The next creature, looking like a twig or a bit of Autumn leaf on our newly painted trellis, I can’t identify. It didn’t move while we were watching. It’s about 1″ tip to tip. Can any UK readers help?
PS 26th September 2020
I sent a photo to the Royal Entomological Society yesterday and this is my reply today. Thank you Professor Hardie!
It’s a plume moth, family Pterophoridae, and we have some 45 species in UK. This one looks like a common or brown plume moth, Emmelina monodactyla.
Best wishes and take care
Professor Jim Hardie,
Director of Science, Royal Entomological Society,